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[texts]CPGB contra Lukacs teach-in by Chris Cutrone of Platypus video recording - Platypus Affiliated Society
The readings for this event are as follows and can be found at: - Mike Macnair, “The philosophy trap” 11/21/13http://www.cpgb.org.uk/home/weekly-worker/987/lukács-the-philosophy-trap - Chris Cutrone, “Defending Marxist Hegelianism against a Marxist critique” 8/11/11http://www.cpgb.org.uk/home/weekly-worker/878/defending-marxist-hegelianism-against-a-marxist-critique - Georg Lukacs, Original Preface (1922) to History and Class Consciousness (1923) http://www.marxists.org/archive/lukacs/...
Keywords: Platypus; Trotskyism; Socialism; Communism; Marxism; Left
Downloads: 12
[audio]What Is Trotskyism - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel discussion organized by the Platypus Affiliated Society on November 22nd, 2013, at the University of Pittsburgh.The Platypus Affiliated Society cordially invites you to attend a discussion about the history of Trotskyism, on Pitt campus next Friday. The discussion will aim to explain the history of Trotskyism to a general audience, & discuss its political relevance in the present--no specialized knowledge will be presumed, & anyone with an interest in the history of Marxism & the Left is...
Keywords: Thomas Willis; Andrew R; Andrew Swagner; Richard Rubin; Trotsky; Trotskyism
Downloads: 47
[audio]Freedom In The Anthropocene, London, 11.20.13 - Platypus Affiliated Society
A moderated panel discussion hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society on the interrelation of capital, history and ecology, held at Goldsmiths on November 20th, 2013.Panelists:- Andy Price (New Compass)- Camilla Royle (Kings College London)- Camilla Power (University of East London)- David Black (The Hobgoblin)Description:The Dutch atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen recently characterized the period marked by the start of the industrial revolution in the 18th Century to the present as a new geolo...
Keywords: Andy Price; Anthropocene; Camilla Power; Camilla Royle; David Black; New Compass; The Hobgoblin; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 41
[audio]Freedom In The Anthropocene, Chicago, 11.19.13 - Platypus Affiliated Society
A moderated panel discussion hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society on the interrelation of capital, history and ecology, held at Loyola University on November 19th, 2013.Panelists:- Franklin Dmitryev (News and Letters) Author of "Ecosocialism and Marx's Humanism"- Fred Magdoff (University of Vermont) Author of "What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism"- Steven Vogel (Denison University) Author of "Against Nature: The Concept of Nature in Critical Theory" - Alice Weinreb (L...
Keywords: Franklin Dmitryev; Fred Magdoff; Steven Vogel; Alice Weinreb; Anthropocene; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 35
[texts]The Platypus Review issue #63 February 2014 - Platypus Affiliated Society
Issue #63 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. February 2014 articles include: Anti-fascism: A panel discussion on its problematic history and meaning by Wolf Wetzel, Henning Mächerle, Manuel Kellner, and Jan Gerber; Why still read Lukács? The place of “philosophical” questions in Marxism by Chris Cutrone. 
Keywords: Platypus; Trotskyism; Socialism; Communism; Marxism; Left
Downloads: 3
[audio]Teachin Die Kanadische Linke Und Die Studierendeproteste In Quebec - Platypus Affiliated Society
Teachin: Nach den Studierendenprotesten in Quebec – Geschichte der Linken in Kanada und die Folge des Streiks.Bis zum Ausbruch der massiven Studierendenproteste von 2012 waren die politischen Reaktionen gegen die Austeritätspolitik kaum wahrnehmbar. Auch wenn das Symbol des roten Platzes eine Solidarität unter den Protestierenden suggerierte, war es oft unklar, welche konkreten Ziele die Bewegung verfolgte, die über den Protest gegen die Erhöhung von Studiengebühren hinausgingen...
Keywords: Andony Melathopoulos; Quebec; student strikes; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 33
[audio]Third Parties and the Left: Problems and Prospects - Platypus Affiliated Society
Recorded at the Left Forum at Pace Univeristy in New York City on 18 March 2012. Ed Remus âChair, Platypus Affiliated Society Katie Robbins â Healthcare NOW Nikil Saval â n+1 Jason Wright â International Bolshevik Tendency (IBT) Lenny Brody â Justice Party National Steering Committee
Keywords: Platypus; PAS; Platypus Affiliated Society; Politics; Left Forum; Occupy; #Occupy; Presidential Elections
Downloads: 47
[audio]League of Revolutionaries For A New America - Platypus Affiliated Society
Differing Perspectives on the Left Workshops Fourth Annual International Convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society Saturday 31 March 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago A workshop on Inclusive Democracy with Nelson Peery.
Keywords: Maoism; Marxism-Leninism; Marxism
Downloads: 79
[audio]Defining Democracy: The Labor Movement and #Occupy - Platypus Affiliated Society
Fourth Annual International Convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society Saturday 31 March 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Panel: John Peterson (International Marxist Tendency) David Moberg (In These Times) James Manos (Occupy Chicago Labor Committee) In 2009 President Obamaâs auto bailouts became a major flashpoint between the left and the mainstream of the labor movement. The majority of the left, including UAW dissidents, felt the auto bailouts were a missed opportunity to reto...
Keywords: labor; unions; occupy; ows
Downloads: 32
[audio]G8 and NATO: Rulers, Domination, and Emancipation - Platypus Affiliated Society
Fourth Annual International Convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society Saturday 31 March 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Panel: Fred Mecklenburg (News and Letters) John Sargis (Inclusive Democracy Collective) Bernard Harcourt (University of Chicago) Panel questions: 1. Whatâs wrong with the G8/NATO? On what grounds should the G8/NATO be politicized? To what extent is social domination reducible to or expressed by the G8/NATO? 2...
Keywords: G8; NATO; chicago; Occupy; ant-globalization
Downloads: 35
[audio]Occupy Chicago - Platypus Affiliated Society
Differing Perspectives on the Left Workshops Fourth Annual International Convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society Saturday 31 March 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago A workshop on Occupy Chicago with representatives and participants in the movement.
Keywords: Occupy chicago; occupy; left; platypus; chicago; leftism
Downloads: 41
[movies]Defining Democracy: The Labor Movement and #Occupy - Platypus Affiliated Society
Fourth Annual International Convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society Saturday 31 March 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Panelists: John Peterson (International Marxist Tendency) David Moberg (In These Times) James Manos (Occupy Chicago Labor Committee) In 2009 President Obama's auto bailouts became a major flashpoint between the left and the mainstream of the labor movement. The majority of the left, including UAW dissidents, felt the auto bailouts were a missed opportunity to r...
Keywords: Labor; movement; politics; political; Left; leftist; Marx; Marxism; Platypus; 1917; Convention
Downloads: 26
[audio]What is the #Occupy movement? 16 March, 2012, London - Platypus Affiliated Society
7pm @ Housmans (Peace House, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9DX) Speakers: Barbara Dorn (IBT) Tammy Samede, Occupier Ed Nagle, Activist Steve Maclean, and Michael Richardson, editors of The Occupied Times The recent #Occupy protests are driven by discontent with the present state of affairs: glaring economic inequality, dead-end electoral politics, and, for some, the suspicion that capitalism could never produce an equitable society...
Keywords: Left; occupy; #ocuppy; london; platypus; capitalism; social struggles; discussion; politics; activisim; party politics; society; protest; discontent; labor; crisis; economy; platypus
Downloads: 76
[audio]the environmentalism of #occupy - Platypus Affiliated Society
Left Forum 2012 PACE University, New York 18 march 2012 hosted by the platypus affiliated society panellists: //Phil Aroneanu (US Campaign Director, 350.org) //Alex Gourevitch (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University) //Nicholas Mirzoeff (Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University, NYU; OWS Education and Empowerment WG) //Peter Rugh (OWS Environmental Solidarity Committee) //Brian Tokar (Director of the Institute for Social Ecology) panel description: Occupy's...
Keywords: occupy; ows; environmentalism; climate change; climate justice; social ecology; Bookchin; Mirzoeff; Gourevitch; Aroneanu; Rugh; platypus affiliated society; eco-socialism; activism; Marx; anarchism; marxism; critical ecology
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[audio]Technology, Un/Employment, and the Left: From Future Shock to OWS - Platypus Affiliated Society
Science and technology are intertwined with the transformation of society. For at least two centuries, reformers and revolutionaries have grappled with the question of how technology-- first machinery, later cybernetics and robotics-- might lead to the end of compulsory work. The end of compulsory work figured prominently in the voluntary communal experiments of the Occupy encampments, yet the Leftâs historical attempts to grapple with this question are often forgotten by today's activists...
Keywords: marxism; occupy; platypus affiliated society; left; leftism; technology; #occupy; occupy wall street; science; employment; unemployment
Downloads: 73
[audio]Aesthetics in Protest - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel discussion organized by the Platypus Affiliated Society, held on March 19, 2011 at Left Forum, Pace University. Panel Abstract: This panel will focus on the aesthetic tropes that activists use to express political dissent. Theatrical gestures such as street art (e.g., glamdalism), dance parties (e.g., Funk the War), or costumes have found their way into protest tactics. Simultaneously, many contemporary artists create 'activist' or 'social' art by pulling off media pranks against the gov...
Keywords: platypus; left; marxism; socialism; communism; aesthetics; protest; yes men; 491
Downloads: 23
[audio]Arab Spring into Winter? Challenges to the Left One Year On - Platypus Affiliated Society
What began as an exhilarating dawn of possibility in the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt has turned, a year later, into a sobering revelation of limitations on change and deepening dangers ahead. How has the Left received the democratic upsurge in the Arab world, and how can greater progressive potential be realized? How does the Arab Spring fit into the rising uncertainty in global politics, and how can a conservative reaction be avoided? What are the needs to be met, and how is the Left able (o...
Keywords: arab spring; left; leftism; marx; marxism
Downloads: 41
[audio]Freedom in the Anthropocene - Platypus Affiliated Society
Freedom in the Anthropocene: Capital, History and EcologyThursday, 30 Jan 7:00pmOndaatje Hall,  6135 University Avenue,  Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences buildingHosted by Dalhousie-King's PlatypusPart of the ESS Lecture Series, Dalhousie University College of Sustainability Panelists:- Dave Bedford, Political Science, UNB, author of The Tragedy of Progress: Marxism, Modernity and the Aboriginal Question- Andrew Biro, CRC in Political Ecology, Acadia University author of Denatur...
Keywords: anthropocene; climate justice; eco-socialism; critical ecology; marxism
Downloads: 24
[audio]Reform, Revolution and Resistance (Toronto) - Platypus Affiliated Society
The 3 Rs: Reform, Revolution, and "Resistance" The problematic forms of "anticapitalism" today Hosted by The Platypus Affiliated Society at the University of Toronto Wednesday, March 14, 2012 toronto.platypus1917.org A moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A on problems of strategies and tactics on the Left today. Panelists: Clare O'Connor, Baolinh Dang (Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee- Revolutionary Students Movement), Cam Hardy (Platypus), Megan Kinch (#Occupy, Toronto Media Co-...
Keywords: Reform; Revolution; Resistance; Occupy; OWS; Anarchism; Marxism; Social Democracy; Maoism; Marx; New Democratic Party; New Politics Initiative; CAW; Canadian Auto Workers
Downloads: 64
[audio]Democracy and the Left - Chicago (November 22, 2013) - Platypus Affiliated Society
The fourth installment of a panel series.  The first three panels were held in Halifax, Frankfurt, and Thessaloniki.A moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A with thinkers, activists and political figures focused on contemporary problems faced by the Left in its struggles to construct a politics that adequately address issues of democracy. Hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society at the University of Chicago.Panelists: MICHAEL GOLDFIELD (Wayne State University).....
Keywords: Democracy; Marxism; anarchism; Occupy; Cuba; class; capitalism; working class politics; Engles
Downloads: 51
[audio]The 3 Rs: Reform, Revolution and "Resistance" The Problematic forms of anticapitalism today - Platypus Affiliated Society
http://boston.platypus1917.org/2012/04/09/the-3-rs-reform-revolution-and-resistance/ Reform, revolution, resistance: what kind of weight do these categories hold for the Left today? How are they used, to where do they point, and what is their history? Join the Platypus Affiliated Society for a discussion concerning a question that has renewed immediacy in light of the #Occupy movement. Speakers: Jeff Booth (Socialist Alternative) Gayge (Common Struggle Libertarian Communist Federation) Joe Ramse...
Keywords: Platypus1917; Boston; 3Rs; Marxism; Anarchism; Reform; Revolution; Resistance; anticapitalism; capitalism; Socialist Alternative; Common Struggle; Kasama; MIT
Downloads: 58
[audio]The 3 Rs: Reform, Revolution and “Resistance” (London) - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel discussion with audience Q & A on the problematic forms of âanticapitalismâ today. Wednesday 13th June, 7pm University of London Union (ULU), Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX Room 3B SPEAKERS: Clare Solomon (co-editor of Springtime: The New Student Rebellions (2011); President of the University Of London Union in 2010) James Heartfield (active in extra-parliamentary Left for thirty years; author of The 'Death of the Subject" Explained (2002), and the forthcoming Unpatriotic History of th...
Keywords: Reform; Revolution; Resistance; Platypus; Left; Marxism; politics; ideology; crisis; emancipation; movements
Downloads: 87
[audio]Art and the Commodity Form, Left Forum 2013, 6.8.13 - Platypus Affiliated Society
A talk and guided discussion held at Left Forum 2013, at Pace University, on June 8th, 2013.Description: If it is true that the 'commodity-structure' (Lukacs) is the defining feature of modern capitalism down through the present, then it stands to reason that it has no less impacted the way art is produced, consumed, circulated, and exchanged. This shift in art's character happened both objectively (e.g., as in an article produced for exchange on the market), and subjectively (i.e., as a kind o...
Keywords: Chris Mansour; Ben Blumberg; Victoria Campbell; art; commodity; Lukacs; Adorno; Benjamin
Downloads: 56
[audio]Lecture 6: Trotsky and Trotskyism, 1940-1954, Richard Rubin - Platypus Affiliated Society
Week 6. Jul. 21, 2012 1940-53 + James Cannon, "The coming American revolution" (1946) + C.L.R. James, Raya Dunayevskaya, et al., "Program of the minority tendency of the Workers Party/U.S." (1946) + C.L.R. James, "Dialectical materialism and the fate of humanity" (1947) + Herbert Marcuse, "33 Theses" (1947) + Earl Browder and Max Shachtman with C. Wright Mills, "Is Russia a socialist community?" (1950) + Ernest Mandel, "The theory of 'state capitalism'" (1951) + Michel Pablo, "On the duration an...
Keywords: Marx; Trotsky; postwar; prosperity; Stalinism; Trotskyism; Shachtman; Leninism; Cannon; bureaucratic collectivism; degenerated workers state; state capitalism; pabloism; democracy; exploitation; history of the Left
Downloads: 27
[audio]The 3Rs: Reform, Revolution and Resistance (Thessaloniki) - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel discussion with audience Q&A on the problematic forms of anti-capitalism today. Wednesday 30th May, 6pm Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Faculty of Philosophy, New Building, Ground Floor, Lodge of the Student Unions Speakers: 1) Nikolas Sevastakis, associate professor at the School of Political Science of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 2) Thodoris Karyotis, member of direct democracy and cooperative movements 3) Aris Tsioumas, member of KEHA (Kinisi Ergatikis Hirafetisi...
Keywords: Reform; Revolution; Resistance; Left; Anti-capitalism; Marxism; Social Movements; Crisis; Platypus; Thessaloniki
Downloads: 113
[texts]The Platypus Review issue #56 May 2013 - Platypus Affiliated Society
Issue #56 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. May 2013 articles include: Marx and Wertkritik by Elmar Flatschart, Alan Milchman, and Jamie Merchant; Radical interpretations of the present crisis by Loren Goldner, David Harvey, Andrew Kliman, and Paul Mattick. 
Keywords: Platypus; Trotskyism; Socialism; Communism; Marxism; Left
Downloads: 53
[audio]On the Occasion of the First Complete Translation of Victor Serge's Memoirs of a Revolutionary: A Book Chat with Richard Greeman - Platypus Affiliated Society
A book chat with Richard Greeman, translator of Victor Serge's "Memoirs of a Revolutionary" and "Russia in Danger," held on 8 May 2013 at the New School.Victor Serge (1890–1947) was an international revolutionary and writer. Originally an anarchist, he joined the Bolsheviks five months after arriving in Petrograd in January 1919 and later worked for the Comintern as a journalist, editor and translator...
Keywords: Victor Serge; Marxism; Anarchism; Richard Greeman; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 69
[texts]The Platypus Review issue #64 March 2014 - Platypus Affiliated Society
Issue #64 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. March 2014 articles include: Anarchism through Bakunin: A Marxist assessment by Herb Gamberg; Trotskyism in Greece: An interview with Andros Payiatsos by Nikos Manousakis. 
Keywords: Platypus; Trotskyism; Socialism; Communism; Marxism; Left
Downloads: 8
[audio]2013 Platypus International Convention Workshops: EXIT! - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left’s recent history to bear on today’s political possibilities and challenges as part of the “Differing Perspectives on the Left” workshop series.A workshop on EXIT!, with Elmar Flatschart, held on April 6th, 2013, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Keywords: EXIT!; EXIT; Elmar Flatschart; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 34
[audio]2013 Platypus International Convention Workshops: Quebec Solidaire - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left's recent history to bear on today's political possibilities and challenges as part of the "Differing Perspectives on the Left" workshop series.A workshop on Québec solidaire, with Roger Rashi, held on April 6th, 2013 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Keywords: Roger Rashi; Québec solidaire; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 24
[audio]2013 Platypus International Convention Workshops: Internationalist Perspective - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left’s recent history to bear on today’s political possibilities and challenges as part of the “Differing Perspectives on the Left” workshop series.A workshop on Internationalist Perspective, held on April 6th, 2013, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Keywords: Alan Milchman; Internationalist Perspective; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 51
[audio]New Compass and Demokratisk Alternativ - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left’s recent history to bear on today’s political possibilities and challenges as part of the “Differing Perspectives on the Left” workshop series.A workshop on New Compass, held on April 6th, 2013, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Keywords: New Compass; New Compass and Demokratisk Alternativ; Eirik Eiglad; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 26
[audio]2013 Platypus Annual Convention Workshops: Green Party - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left’s recent history to bear on today’s political possibilities and challenges as part of the “Differing Perspectives on the Left” workshop series.A workshop on the Green Party held on April 6th, 2013.
Keywords: Green Party; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society; The Green Party
Downloads: 34
[audio]2013 Platypus International Convention Opening Plenary: The Left in Power? - Platypus Affiliated Society
 Recently Leo Panitch, characterized SYRIZA as “the most promising anti-neoliberal party on the European political stage”. This statement reflects the mood of many in the Left, who have seen the huge electoral empowerment of this left Greek party as a spark for a possible global reconstitution of the radical Left. SYRIZA, for them, means shifting the process of radicalization from the periphery to the center, from South America to Europe, hoping to spread even further the development of pro...
Keywords: Eirik Eiglad; Andreas Karitzis; James Turley; New Compass; SYRIZA; CPGB; Communist Party of Great Britain; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society; Cam Hardy
Downloads: 40
[audio]2013 Platypus International Convention: President's Report - Platypus Affiliated Society
The 2013 annual "President's Report" presented by Platypus International Convention President Chris Cutrone, on the subject of the Left in the 1980s. 
Keywords: Chris Cutrone
Downloads: 52
[audio]2013 Platypus International Convention: Platypus Panel - Platypus Affiliated Society
A plenary presentation by Chris Cutrone, Spencer Leonard, and Richard Rubin, delivered on April 7th, 2012 as part of the 2013 Platypus Affiliated International Convention held at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, upon the trajectories of their personal political development that led to Platypus.
Keywords: Chris Cutrone; Spencer Leonard; Richard Rubin
Downloads: 66
[audio]2013 Platypus International Convention Workshops: SYRIZA - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left's recent history to bear on today's political possibilities and challenges as part of the "Differing Perspectives on the Left" workshop series.A workshop on SYRIZA, with Andreas Karitzis, held on April 6th, 2013, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Keywords: SYRIZA; Andreas Karitzis
Downloads: 78
[audio]Inclusive Democracy - Platypus Affiliated Society
Differing Perspectives on the Left Workshops Fourth Annual International Convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society Saturday 31 March 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago A workshop on Inclusive Democracy with John Sargis.
Keywords: Inclusive Democracy
Downloads: 44
[movies]What is Trotskyism? - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel discussion organized by the Platypus Affiliated Society on November 22nd, 2013, at the University of Pittsburgh.The Platypus Affiliated Society cordially invites you to attend a discussion about the history of Trotskyism, on Pitt campus next Friday. The discussion will aim to explain the history of Trotskyism to a general audience, & discuss its political relevance in the present--no specialized knowledge will be presumed, & anyone with an interest in the history of Marxism & the Left is...
Keywords: Thomas Willis; Andrew R; Andrew Swagner; Richard Rubin; Trotsky; Trotskyism
Downloads: 6
[audio]Responses to the Global Economic Downturn - Platypus Affiliated Society
Responses to the Global Economic Downturn A public forum with students, activists and organizers from across the globe Haseeb Ahmed(Maastricht) Valentin Badura(Austria) Cengiz Kulac (Austria) Moritz Roeger (Germany) Jerzy Sobotta (Germany) Thodoris Velissaris(Greece) moderated by Pam C. Nogales C. (Platypus) From teach-ins in the UK, occupations in Austria and Germany and protests in the Netherlands and Greece, responses to the economic downturn are international in character...
Keywords: Platypus; Politics; Economic Crisis; European Economic Crisis; Student Activism; Protest Politics; Theory and Praxis; Germany; Greece; Austria; Netherlands
Downloads: 74
[audio]Democracy and the Left - Platypus Affiliated Society
A moderated panel discussion hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society at Dalhousie. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS Panelists: Matthew Furlong (Foundation Year and Contemporary Studies Programme, King's University) David Howard (Historical and Critical Studies, NSCAD University) John Hutton (student activist, Dalhousie) Clare O'Connor (Toronto activist and author) From the financial crisis and the bank bail-outs to the question of "sovereign debt"; from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street; ...
Keywords: Democracy; Occupy; Liberalism; Working Class; Social Democracy; Marxism
Downloads: 75
[audio]In Reflection Upon Fifty Issues: A Presentation at the Platypus Review Issue No. 50 Launch Party - Platypus Affiliated Society
In October, the Platypus Review published it's fiftieth issue. In celebration of this landmark occasion, at the issue No. 50 release party held in New York City on November 15, 2012, an international video conference with the members of the current and past editorial staff of the Platypus Review was held, including speakers involved with the Platypus Review from New York City and Chicago, USA, London, UK, Thessaloniki, Greece, Maastricht, the Netherlands, Frankfurt, Germany, and Graz, Austria.
Keywords: platypus; platypus affiliated society; platypus review; Sunit Singh; Nathan Smith; Pam Nogales; Thodoris Velisarris; Laurie Rojas; Cengiz Kulac; Jerzy Sobotta; Haseeb Achmed; Bret Schneider
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[audio]Badiou and post-Maoism: Marxism and communism today (April 30, 2011) - Platypus Affiliated Society
Badiou and post-Maoism: Marxism and communism today Panel discussion at the 3rd annual Platypus Affiliated Society international convention, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, April 30, 2011. Panelists: Chris Cutrone (Platypus) Mike Ely (Kasama Project) Joseph Ramsey (Kasama Project) John Steele (Kasama Project) How does the prominence of Alain Badiou's approach to communism today speak to the present historical moment and its emancipatory possibilities? Badiou has prioritized May 1968 ...
Keywords: Platypus Affiliated Society; The 3rd Annual International Platypus Convention; Kasama; Badiou; Chris Cutrone; Mike Ely; Joseph Ramsey; John Steele
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[audio]The Platypus Experience: Perspectives From Three Generations - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel discussion reflecting upon three generation of membership in Platypus. Held on May 30th, 2010 at the 2010 Platypus International Convention at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Panelists: Richard Rubin Pam C. Nogales C. Ashley Weger
Keywords: platypus; platypus affiliated society; left; leftism; marxism; richard rubin; pam c. nogales c; ashley weger
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[audio]Ideology and the Student Left - Platypus Affiliated Society
The Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a panel discussion on the Politics of the Contemporary Student Left at the U.S. Social Forum (USSF) in Detroit on June 26, 2010. Moderated by Laurie Rojas, assistant editor for the Platypus Review, the panel consisted of Will Klatt, member of the new Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and organizer for Service Employees International Union (SEIU); Luis Brennan, a student organizer at University of Chicago and former member of the new SDS; Aaron Petcov,...
Keywords: platypus; platypus affiliated society; left; student left; will klatt; luis brennan; aaron petcov; ashley weger
Downloads: 21
[audio]"What is the Occupy Movement?" at Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan - Platypus Affiliated Society
On July 17, 2012, Platypus Affiliated Society member Brian Hioe gave a teach-in entitled "What is the Occupy Movement? in Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan.
Keywords: Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society; Occupy; Occupy Wall Street; Occupy Tokyo; Zuccotti Park; Left; Leftism; Akasaka; Tokyo; Japan
Downloads: 36
[audio]Demokratie und linke Bewegungen - Platypus Affiliated Society
Podiumsdiskussion mit Stephan Lindner (attac) Margit Rodrian-Pfennig (Uni Frankfurt) David Salomon (Uni Siegen) Beschreibung: Von der Finanzkrise und den Bankenrettungsschirmen zur Staatsverschuldungskrise; vom âarabischen Frühlingâ zu Occupy Wall Street; vom Kampf um eine progressive Europa-Politik zu den Wahlen in Griechenland und Ãgypten, die doch so viel versprachen und so wenig veränderten â überall verspürt man die Notwendigkeit, über reinen âProtestâ hinauszugehen...
Keywords: Demokratie; linke Bewegungen; die Linke; Marxismus; Aktivismus; arabischer Frühling
Downloads: 96
[audio]Richard Rubin, Trotsky and Trotskyism lecture 5 1933-40 - Platypus Affiliated Society
Platypus summer 2012: Trotsky and Trotskyism Week 5. Jul. 14, 2012 1933-40 - Trotsky, "Stalinism and Bolshevism" (1937) - Trotsky, The Death Agony of Capitalism and the Tasks of the Fourth International (1938) + Trotsky, "Trade unions in the epoch of imperialist decay" (1940) + Trotsky, The Revolution Betrayed (1936) + Trotsky, In Defense of Marxism (1939/40), especially "Letter to James Cannon" (September 12, 1939) + Trotsky, "Art and politics on our epoch" (1938) + Mary McCarthy, "My Confessio...
Keywords: Platypus; Trotskyism; Socialism; Communism; Marxism; Left
Downloads: 88
[audio]2013 Platypus International Convention Workshops: International Marxist Tendency - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left's recent history to bear on today's political possibilities and challenges as part of the "Differing Perspectives on the Left" workshop series.A workshop on the International Marxist Tendency (Canada), with Noah Gataveckas, held on April 6th, 2013, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Keywords: IMT (Canada); IMT; International Marxist Tendency; Noah Gataveckas
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[audio]Chris Cutrone, Trotsky and Trotskyism lecture 4 1923-33 - Platypus Affiliated Society
Platypus summer 2012: Trotsky and Trotskyism Week 4. Jul. 7, 2012 1923-33 + Trotsky, Where is Britain Going? (1925) + Trotsky, Problems of the Chinese Revolution 1927-31 (1932) + Trotsky, writings on the rise of Hitler and the destruction of the German Left (1930-40), especially "To build communist parties and an international anew" (1933) video available at: http://www.livestream.com/platypusaffiliatedsociety/video?clipId=flv_91bfcae1-d778-432f-a0ef-d8a8334268f7
Keywords: Platypus; Trotskyism; Socialism; Communism; Marxism; Left
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